Table 2

Baseline characteristics per country

IndiaSouth AfricaBrazilMexicoPortugalSpain
Country characteristics
 Population (×1 000 000)1311.110.4207.8127.010.446.4
 GDP per capita (Intl$)573312 39314 53316 49026 54932 219
 Minimum wage per year (US$)778219736601438838410 365
 Household net adjusted disposable income (IntI$)NA21 48119 88233 16431 64930 776
 Health expenditure per capita (IntI$)30114051639175333383717
 Days work at minimum wage to cover 30 days treatment bDMARD5621602234315349
 Days work at minimum wage to cover 30 days treatment csDMARD2.24.93.37.40.70.7
 Mean price bDMARDs year/GDP per capita8.451.933.073.070.840.70
 Composite score access to medication335165
 Composite score clinical criteria411454
Database characteristics
 Number of patients774967018911913874123
 Mean time since diagnosis at last recorded visit (days)13045774900289855991327
 % patients bDMARD use0.950.9019.69.044.516.3
 Mean last DAS285.14.24.24.03.53.3
 % patients in DAS28-remission2.319.917.020.932.442.7
 Mean last HAQ0.671.271.260.711.050.55